Other:W32/Zone.Identifier

Classification

Malware

Other

W32

Other:W32/Zone.Identifier, Zone.Identifier

Summary

A program which does not easily fit into any other malware category.

Removal

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

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Technical Details

Other:W32/Zone.Identifier is a stream generated by Microsoft Internet Explorer and Outlook when saving files to the local disk from different security zones. It is not a malicious program.

We do get occasional enquiries about this issue as many Windows XP files have an invisible stream by this name. The typical content of such file would be:

  • [ZoneTransfer] ZoneId=3

Existence of Zone.Identifier stream on some files is normal, and as such is of not a cause for concern.

Date Created: 2006-01-01 14:22:23.0

Date Last Modified: 2010-08-19 10:25:41.0